Moving to Dorking, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Dorking, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Dorking in Surrey? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Dorking is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Dorking the land of milk and honey or are Gomshall, Great Brookham and Leatherhead a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dorking

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Dorking. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Dorking 44
Tower Hill 40
Pixham 33
Stonebridge 25
Ranmore Common 14
Box Hill 4
Fredley 4
Bushbury 2
Logmore Green 1
Brockham 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Dorking. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Dorking. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Leith Hill (Best) 16315/32845
Holmwoods 17110/32845
Beare Green 19128/32845
Westcott 20165/32845
Dorking South 20204/32845
Dorking North 22027/32845
Leatherhead South 22318/32845
Bookham South 22834/32845
Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 23496/32845
Box Hill and Headley (Worst) 27691/32845
Reader Opinion:

Woking: good train links to London apart from that it's a sh*thole

Your Health in Dorking

If you are thinking of moving to Dorking, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Dorking compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Reigate and Banstead 0.85% 2.79% 10.79% 34.03% 51.55%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Mole Valley (Dorking) 0.71% 2.85% 11.25% 33.73% 51.45%
Epsom and Ewell 0.71% 2.68% 10.64% 33.76% 52.21%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Dorking. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Dorking. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Beare Green (Best) 18415/32845
Dorking North 23505/32845
Holmwoods 23886/32845
Box Hill and Headley 24811/32845
Dorking South 25790/32845
Bookham South 26330/32845
Leatherhead South 27183/32845
Westcott 28977/32845
Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 30704/32845
Leith Hill (Worst) 31690/32845
Reader Opinion:

Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

Deprivation in Dorking

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Dorking. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Leith Hill (Best) 14977/32845
Box Hill and Headley 16492/32845
Beare Green 18873/32845
Holmwoods 19707/32845
Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 23973/32845
Leatherhead South 27120/32845
Bookham South 27209/32845
Dorking North 27819/32845
Westcott 27849/32845
Dorking South (Worst) 27952/32845

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